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  • (Bart)
    Former Member
    • Oct 2017
    • 3
    • Houston, TX

    Hello from Houston

    New member here. Just bought a 1/4" T-pit reverse flow smoker and am having fun trying to figure out fire control with burning split logs. Spending a lot of time tending the fire and temperatures but getting promising results so far with brisket, ribs and smoked turkey (by the way, this site's recipe for Georgia smoked bird turned out to be spot on. I used a 5 lb chicken and it stayed extremely moist).
  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 15015
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit Bart! Happy to have you and thanks for the support. Congrats on the nice smoker. Do you happen to have a pic you could share?

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    Hope to hear & see more from you!

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    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 2988
      • Northern Illinois
      • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
        Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
        Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
        GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
        Maverick ET-733
        Fireboard
        Home-brewer

      #3
      Welcome to fun and learning! Eating good food is almost as good as sharing pictures! Enjoy!

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12710
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit Bart.

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        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6192
          • Colorado
          • > Weber Genesis EP-330
            > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
            > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
            > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
            > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
            to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
            > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
            > Thermoworks Smoke
            > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
            > Thermoworks Thermapen
            > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
            > Anova sous vide circulator
            > Searzall torch
            > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

            > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
            > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
            > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

          #5
          Welcome from Colorado!

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          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9709
            • Smiths Grove, Ky
            • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

            #6
            Welcome Bart

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            • Nate
              Former Member
              • Apr 2015
              • 3811
              • Quarantined

              #7
              Welcome from Indiana

              Comment

              • Troutman
                Club Member
                • Aug 2017
                • 7197

                • OUTDOOR COOKERS

                  BBQ ACCESSORIES

                  WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

                  SOUS VIDE

                  INDOOR COOKWARE


                #8
                Welcome fellow Houstonian.....go 'Stros !!!!!!!!

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                • JCBBQ
                  JCBBQ commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Got Dayum, that was a great game last night. My team had the worst record in baseball this year (SF Giants) so I picked the 'Stros to root for-might've been the orange in the uni. Really, anyone but the Dodgers.
              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 5365
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                #9
                Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                • JCBBQ
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2016
                  • 1064
                  • Jersey City, NJ
                  • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
                    Pit Barrel Cooker
                    2x Mavrick 732
                    Therma Pen Orange
                    Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
                    SF Giants

                    MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

                  #10
                  Bart welcome from NJ

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                  • JCBBQ
                    JCBBQ commented
                    Editing a comment
                    CaptainMike visiting family in the Bay Area, I went to my first baseball game at Candlestick in '78. Been a fan ever since.

                  • CaptainMike
                    CaptainMike commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Love it! Froze my arse off there more times than I can count. My favorite view was out to center field with the US flag and the California flag blowing at each other amidst a whirlwind of hotdog wrappers. All of which framed Willie Mays nicely.

                  • JCBBQ
                    JCBBQ commented
                    Editing a comment
                    CaptainMike yeah those winds were brutal.
                • ComfortablyNumb
                  Club Member
                  • May 2017
                  • 3255
                  • Northeast Washington
                  • KBQ C-60
                    PK360
                    Thermoworks Smoke
                    Thermoworks Thermopop
                    Thermoworks Dot

                  #11
                  Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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                  • CaptainMike
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2015
                    • 2482
                    • The Great State of Jefferson
                    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                      Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                      2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                      20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                      20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                      Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                      36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                      Fireboard
                      Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                    #12
                    Howdy from the Great State of Jefferson! How about that Altuve the Dodger killer!!

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                    • (Bart)
                      (Bart) commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Yes, he's a real Mighty Mouse, isn't he? Should be fun to watch this weekend while cooking.
                  • TripleB
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 707
                    • La Crescenta
                    • Jambo Backyard Smoker
                      Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
                      Portable Kitchen 360
                      Portable Kitchen Grill
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
                      Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
                      BBQ Guru ATC
                      Favorite Beer: Peroni
                      Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

                    #13
                    Welcome to the Pit from Los Angeles. GO DODGERS!!!!

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                    • (Bart)
                      (Bart) commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Thanks and... Go 'Stros!!
                  • KBARD
                    Club Member
                    • Oct 2017
                    • 12
                    • Austin Texas Metro
                    • Weber Kettle, Weber WSM, Chargrill Kamado,
                      AllSquareFeeder offset smoker

                    #14
                    Hello Bart... glad to hear from Houstonians ... go Astros

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                    • hoovarmin
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 1061
                      • Neptune Beach, FL
                      • Weber Performer 22
                        SNS
                        Joule
                        Thermoworks Smoke
                        Thermoworks Thermapen
                        Kingsford Blue Bag

                      #15
                      Welcome, Bart!

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